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Lars W Olson

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Fjäle 3, Bollnäs, Gävleborg, Sweden
Death: August 17, 1907 (68)
Sparta Township, Knox, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lars Olson and Catherine Karin Olson
Husband of Lena Olson
Father of Lars Eugene Olson; William Elmer Olson; Alma Catherine Olson; Minnie Alvina Olson; <private> Olson and 2 others
Brother of Margta (Martha) Stream (Ström); Per Olson; Olof Larson; Katharine Karin Williamson and William H Olson

Managed by: Thomas Flink
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About Lars W Olson

Came to America, from Sweden, with parents and siblings as members of the Rev. L. P. Esbjorn's party in 1849. One hundred and forty six emigrants sailed from Gavle, on the "Cobden", which has been called the "Mayflower" of the Augustana Synod by historian 1849.

When his father died, folowing the Swedish tradition, he changed his name by adding son to his fathers name; Lars Larsson became Lars W Olson.

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Lars W Olson's Timeline

January 14, 1839
Bollnäs, Gävleborg, Sweden
September 16, 1862
Age 23
Wataga, IL, USA
November 2, 1864
Age 25
Wataga, Knox, IL, USA
March 2, 1866
Age 27
Knox, Illinois
September 16, 1869
Age 30
Knox, Illinois, USA
February 6, 1876
Age 37
Knox, Illinois, USA
June 26, 1879
Age 40
Knox, IL, USA
August 17, 1907
Age 68
Knox, Illinois, United States